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Jonathan Durden

Jonathan Durden





Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7446 0555.


The Telephone Exchange, 5 North Crescent, Chenies Street, London, WC1E 7PH


21st October 1957


Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence.


I have never read a book

Breakfast radio show

Kiss FM.

Career history

Anglia TV 1977-1979; FGA 1979-1982; John Ayling & Associates, 1982-1986; WCRS 1986-1990; PHD 1990 to date.

Daily newspaper

I write for The Guardian; I'm screwed and can say nothing.

Everyone's saying

One of the true media characters, Durden continues to be a busy man. As well as putting time in at PHD, he has also written a novel (also optioned as a film script) and has an interest in the management company behind such successful rock acts as the Kaiser Chiefs.


Daughter Amy; son Alex; cat Sweep.

Favourite ad

Any Volkswagen/Jack Daniels ad (because they work on me).

Favourite technology

The toothbrush.

Greatest achievement

Waking up to parenthood, and not running away.

Magazine (pleasure)

Classic Car, Empire.

Magazine (professional)

I write for Media Week; I'm screwed and can say nothing.

Most humbling experience

More than £1 million of family therapy, and so other's stories.

Most-admired entrepreneur

Rupert Murdoch.

Sunday newspaper

The Observer.

TV programme

Top Gear, King of Queens, QI.


What car do you own

1966 Jaguar Mark2 saloon, but modernised and is the dog's b******s.

What principle defines your working life

Believe it', and 'Fuck it - why not'.

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